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Press Release: David Kurylowicz Promoted to Captain, New Moreno Valley Station Commander
Agency: Sheriff’s Administration
Station Area: Moreno Valley
Written Date: November 30, 2017 Time: 8:00 AM
Incident Date: December 8, 2017 Time: 9:30 AM
Incident Location: Sheriff’s Administration
Reporting Officer: Sergeant Chris Willison - Public Information Officer
File Number(s): N/A


Sheriff Stan Sniff promoted Lieutenant David Kurylowicz to the rank of Captain this morning, December 8, 2017, in Riverside.  Captain Kurylowicz will command the Moreno Valley Station, where he will be responsible for police services in the contract city of Moreno Valley, unincorporated County area within the Moreno Valley Station’s jurisdiction, and the March Air Reserve Base.  In this capacity, Captain Kurylowicz will serve as the Chief of Police for the city of Moreno Valley.  Captain Kurylowicz is replacing Joel Ontiveros, who is retiring following a 30-year career with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The City of Moreno Valley has expressed their support for Captain Kurylowicz’ new assignment as the Commander of the Moreno Valley Station.  Moreno Valley’s City Manager, Michelle Dawson stated, “As contract partners with the Sheriff’s Department, the City valued the opportunity to participate in the selection process for Moreno Valley’s next Police Chief.  While extremely impressed with Captain Kurylowicz’ experience, education and law enforcement expertise, I was particularly moved by the deep understanding and compassion he shows for our community.  Having grown up in our City and served in our Police Department, David is uniquely suited to succeed in this key leadership position.  We look forward to welcoming him to Moreno Valley’s executive team.”

Captain Kurylowicz is a twenty-five year veteran of the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.  In September of 1992, Captain Kurylowicz began his career with the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department as a Reserve Deputy at the Moreno Valley Station.  In June of 1996, Captain Kurylowicz was promoted to Deputy Sheriff where he held numerous assignments at the Robert Presley Detention Center (RPDC), Ben Clark Training Center (BCTC), and the Hemet Station serving the respective communities.

In October of 2003, Captain Kurylowicz was promoted to Sheriff’s Corporal within the Hemet Station.  In September of 2004, he was promoted to Investigator and transferred to the Moreno Valley Station where he specialized in property crimes.  Captain Kurylowicz is also specialized in MedicoLegal Death Investigations.  In January of 2005, Captain Kurylowicz was transferred to the Personnel Bureau where he conducted backgrounds on potential future law enforcement officers. 

In December of 2005, Captain Kurylowicz was promoted to Sergeant and held various assignments at the Hemet Station, Lake Elsinore Station, and Personnel Bureau.  During his time as a Sergeant, Captain Kurylowicz is known for providing excellent leadership which successfully led to numerous arrests in one of the largest casino heists to date, totaling more than 1.5 million dollars. 

In September of 2012, Sheriff Sniff promoted Captain Kurylowicz to the rank of Lieutenant.  As a Lieutenant, Captain Kurylowicz has managed operations over the Coroner’s Bureau, Sheriff’s Dispatch, and his most recent assignment as of April of 2017 overseeing Patrol Operations for the contract city of Moreno Valley. 

Throughout his career, Captain Kurylowicz has created curriculum and taught at the Ben Clark Training Center covering an array of law enforcement-related topics.  In addition to instructing, Captain Kurylowicz was awarded his department’s highest award, the Medal of Valor, for saving his partner’s life during a critical incident.  Captain Kurylowicz was also a member of the Hostage/Crisis Negotiator Team commencing as a Deputy Sheriff through the rank of Sergeant where he was designated as the team leader overseeing the unit’s operations.

Captain Kurylowicz earned his Associate Degree in Criminal Justice from the Moreno Valley College, a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the Southern Illinois University, and a Master’s of Business Administration (MBA) with a Criminal Justice Concentration from Trident University, which he graduated Magna Cum Laude.  He is a graduate of the Sherman Block Supervisory Leadership Institute (SBSLI), Phi Theta Kappa’s International Public Safety Leadership and Ethics Instructor Course, and is a graduate of the prestigious POST Command College.  In addition to his fulltime Peace Officer career, Captain Kurylowicz is celebrating his 15th year of marriage and being a father of two adopted boys.  He enjoys sushi and is an avid Star Wars fan.


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